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dc.creatorBiller-Andorno, Nikolaen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:30:19Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:30:19Zen
dc.date.created2002en
dc.date.issued2002en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMedicine, Health Care and Philosophy 2002; 5(2): 199-204en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Gender+imbalance+in+living+organ+donation&title=Medicine,+Health+Care+and+Philosophy+&volume=5&issue=2&spage=199-204&date=2002&au=Biller-Andorno,+Nikolaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1014575en
dc.description.abstractLiving organ donation has developed into an important therapeutic option in transplantation medicine. However, there are some medico-ethical problems that come along with the increasing reliance on this organ source. One of these concerns is based on the observation that many more women than men function as living organ donors. Whereas discrimination and differential access have been extensively discussed in the context of cadaveric transplantation and other areas of health care, the issue of gender imbalance in living organ donation has received less attention. This paper presents relevant data from the Eurotransplant and UNOS transplantation systems (1) and discusses possible explanations for the documented gender discrepancies. The conclusion calls for a review of existing practice guidelines in order to secure effective protection of particularly vulnerable potential donors and an equitable donor-recipient-ratio in living organ donation.en
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dc.languageenen
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dc.subjectDonorsen
dc.subjectDiscriminationen
dc.subjectGuidelinesen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Careen
dc.subjectMedicineen
dc.subjectOrgan Donationen
dc.subjectOrgan Donorsen
dc.subjectPractice Guidelinesen
dc.subjectReviewen
dc.subjectTransplantationen
dc.subject.classificationSexuality / Genderen
dc.subject.classificationDonation / Procurement of Organs and Tissuesen
dc.titleGender Imbalance in Living Organ Donationen
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